JAMES M. RICHMOND
March 28, 2011 3:08PM
Updated: March 28, 2011 3:13PM
Office Sought: Village of Mokena Trustee
Name: James M. Richmond “Jim”
Date of Birth: 1960
Web Site: richmondfortrustee.com
Education: BA and MBA
Occupation: Information Technology Industry
Please List all sources of Income: N/A
Spouse, spouse’s employer: Self employed
Children, age of children: Son, 16 and Daughter, 3
Please list any relatives, including in-laws, who are employed by a government agency at the federal, state or local levels. What are their job titles and with what agency are they employed? None
What other elected offices have you sought? What year? Mokena Park Board Commissioner 2007 to Present
Have you ever been arrested or charged with a crime? If so, for what? What was the disposition? No
Do you have any criminal convictions on your record? If so, for what? What was your sentence? No
Political Experience: Mokena Park Commissioner 2007 to present (Park Commissioner, Treasurer and numerous Park Board committees).
In your view, what are the two most important issues facing your constituents? How would you address those issues?
First is to continue delivering a community that is safe and prosperous for all residences. This can be done by listening to the community and working closely with other governing bodies. Second is to create an atmosphere in which businesses want to set up shop in Mokena.
Please explain something significant you would like to accomplish within the next two years if you are elected to the office to which you aspire.
Explain how you believe your office you are running for can create local jobs: Government cannot create jobs. Government can only create an environment in which businesses wish to exist. Thus I will strive to create that environment.
Are there any issues you wish to bring to Public: Not at this time but over the course of time I will be listening to the community and bring forward any issues.